People’s United Bank Joins the Hannah Storm Foundation to Brighten up a Child’s Life This Holiday Season

Screen Shot 2014-11-10 at 10.09.34 PMPeople’s United Bank Greenwich branches and the Hannah Storm Foundation will join forces this holiday season during their “Brighten up a Child’s Life” fundraising campaign, kicking off November 29 with a reception attended by Hannah Storm at 119 East Putnam Avenue, Cos Cob.

The mission of the Hannah Storm Foundation is to raise awareness, fund treatment and provide educational information for children suffering from disfiguring vascular birthmarks. For every $5 donation made at any of the five People’s United Greenwich-area locations through January 5, 2015, customers, visitors and employees will have the opportunity to illuminate one light on a holiday tree.

The trees will be displayed in branch lobbies located at the following locations:

  • 1155 East Putnam Avenue, Riverside
  • 119 East Putnam Avenue, Cos Cob
  • 410 Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich
  • 146 Sound Beach Avenue, Old Greenwich

“Our goal is to raise $20,000 by the New Year,” said Stephen Shealy, People’s United Bank Vice President and Senior Market Manager, Greenwich in a release. “We are proud to work with the foundation and to make a difference for these wonderful children – the earlier we can help them, the better chance they have to lead healthy, rewarding lives.”

“We are so thrilled to partner with People’s United Bank to ‘Brighten up A Child’s Life’ this holiday season,” said Hannah Storm, founder of the Hannah Storm Foundation. “The monies raised through this campaign will help ensure our children have the lives they deserve.”

People’s United Bank is a subsidiary of People’s United Financial, Inc., a diversified financial services company with $34 billion in assets. People’s United Bank, founded in 1842, is a premier, community-based, regional bank in the Northeast offering commercial and retail banking, as well as wealth management services through a network of over 400 retail locations in Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.


The Hannah Storm Foundation was created in 2008 to raise awareness, fund treatment and provide educational information for children suffering from debilitating and disfiguring Vascular Birthmarks. Hannah’s passion stems from having a port wine stain birthmark underneath her left eye. The Foundation also funds the Hannah Storm Journalism Internship at Notre Dame. It was started in 2006 as an opportunity for current Notre Dame undergraduate students to gain practical experience while working in the Alumni Association’s Communications and Marketing department.